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St. David's Center is offering limited center-based services in accordance with guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health at our Minnetonka and Minneapolis locations, including day treatment programs and pediatric therapy. The majority of our early intervention services will continue to be provided by telehealth. Close
Autism Treatment

Autism Day Treatment for East African Families

Autism Day Treatment to East African children ages 2-6 with primary diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

East African Autism Day Treatment
1 in 32 Somali children is on the autism spectrum.

Modeled after our intensive, integrated-approach autism day treatment program based at the Minnetonka campus, this program is in response to a recent University of Minnesota study on the characteristics of Somali children with ASD.

Located in Downtown Minneapolis, the therapeutic preschool program provides your family with:

  • 4 hours of treatment daily.
  • Monday-Friday schedule.
  • Weekly home visits.

St. David’s Center’s Autism Day Treatment uses a mental health approach with your child and leverages a linguistically and culturally knowledgeable interdisciplinary treatment team of child therapists.

The staff—half of whom are East African—include licensed mental health practitioners, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and paraprofessionals.

In a small-group setting and with a school-like schedule filled with play and activities, the therapists work with your child to provide services that focus on developing social interaction, communication, sensory processing, self-regulation, and family support.

ADT Family Calendar

Download a printer-friendly version of our program calendar!


Intake and assessment for this program begins with a visit by an East African mental health practitioner in your home.

Our East African Autism Day Treatment program is located at:
The Harman Center for Child & Family Wellbeing
1200 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403


We accept many major insurances, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.

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Talk to one of our navigators to learn more today.

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